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Firefly Steps / fire escape ladder

Firefly Steps

Statistics show that large loss building fires have occurred most frequently in the middle of the night. How can today's escape ladder help us escape outside in poor visibility such as smoke and against a fear of walking in the dark? Firefly Steps is a bright escape ladder which aims to improve safety and provide a sense of security in case of a night fire. Bright steps will increase safety even when people are making haste towards the ground, and illuminated hooks will let other victims find the exit even in poor visibility.


Chiba University

Chiba University
Chiba, Japan


Chiba University

Chiba University
Chiba, Japan